The Republic of Ireland secured their first ever Nations League victory, and they did it in style, beating Scotland 3-0 at the Aviva Stadium. Stephen Kenny’s side started on the front foot and were rewarded after 20 minutes as Alan Browne bundled the ball home from a corner, before Troy Parrott added a second eight minutes later, timing his run to perfection to help Michael Obafemi’s ball home. And provider turned goalscorer six minutes into the second half as Obafemi grabbed the goal of the game with a wonderstrike from outside the box to wrap up the win.
Newcastle United legend Shay Given has urged the club to sign five or six more players to challenge at the top end of the Premier League table in the new season. Shay Given suggested potential new signings at St. James Park while he was on Premier League TV for the 2021/22 show. Given is a former Newcastle United goalkeeper who was a regular in the starting XI for several years. Apart from the Magpies, the Republic of Ireland man also played for Manchester City and Aston Villa. The retired Irish international spent the longest part of his career at Newcastle United.
On reinforcements needed for the Newcastle United squad this summer, Shay Given mentioned Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson as a possible transfer as the England international would provide competition for Slovakian star Martin Dubravka who’s the first choice goalkeeper at St. James Park. For the defence, Burnley star James Tarkowski was mentioned as a possible addition to the Newcastle United squad. Tarkowski is available on a free transfer after his contract expired at Burnley who were demoted to the English Championship from the Premier League. Everton, Aston Villa and West Ham United have also been linked with the 29-year-old Burnleycentre back.
Newcastle United legend Shay Given has lauded the impact of new signing Bruno Guimares at the club since he made the move from French giants Lyon during the winter transfer window. Shay Given praised the impact that the Brazilian midfielder has had on the Magpies since his move in January while he was on Premier League TV. According to him, Bruno Guimares is a fans favourite at Newcastle United in a matter of months when it took him 12 years to achieve the same status.
Retired Republic of Ireland shot stopper Shay Given spent the majority of his Premier League career at Newcastle United. He also featured for clubs such as Aston Villa and Manchester City.
Newcastle United legend Shay Given said young Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah was unlucky to be withdrawn from the London Derby encounter at Chelsea in the Premier League last week Wednesday after his impressive two-goal performance. Shay Given talked about Nketiah and Arsenal while he was in the Premier League TV studios alongside Gunners legend Ian Wright. According to him, former England junior international Nketiah would be disappointed that he had to leave the pitch in the 70th minute for Brazilian international Gabriel Martinelli as he missed out on the chance to score a hat-trick against the club that released him as a teenager.
Both Shay Given and Ian Wright praised Nketiah who was able to seize the opportunity given to him by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the Premier League clash with the reigning European champions. The Gunners were clinical against Chelsea with two goals in each on the way to a 4-2 victory with Nketiah at the heart of the superb goalscoring display.
Former Aston Villa, Manchester City and Newcastle United shot stopper Shay Given is certain that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will sign a new deal at the club thus taking him beyond the summer of 2023 when his current deal will expire. Shay Given talked about Pep and the possibility of signing a new City contract in a chat withtalkSPORT.
Shay Given made 50 appearances for Manchester City at the start of the takeover at the club many years ago andthe Irishman has retained an interest in the club since he left their playing roster.
After English Premier League outfit Everton sacked their underoerforning manager Rafael Benitez following a series of poor performances and unacceptable results, the Toffees were in dire need of a replacement. After the appointment of Benitez some months ago as a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti who left the club to return to take over at Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid, the opinions of Everton fans were divided. While some were unimpressed because he had previously managed the club’s fierce Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the past, some others were giving him the benefit of a doubt and wanted to see him do well.
Young Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher will hugely benefit from a loan move according to former Premier League shot stopper Shay Given. Retired Republic of Ireland star Shay Given is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League era.
Ex-Newcastle United, Manchester City and Aston Villa shot stopper has hailed the Arsenal recruitment team for the signing of Aaron Ramsdale who has been the best player at the club since he made his debut in the big win over West Brom in August.
Newcastle United legend Shay Given has told the new owners to target big names such as KylianMbappe and ErlingHaaland in the January transfer window.Shay Given talked about his former club and the transfer window while he was doing pre-match analysis for the Bein Sports ahead of the Premier League matchup between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard would love to manage Newcastle United according to club icon Shay Given. The ex-Newcastle United shot stopper talked about the managerial job at the club while he was on TalkSPORT earlier this week.